Glossary 3D Game Graphics / Term

Stencil Buffer

This buffer holds special information for each pixel as to whether or not to draw it. Stencils can be of any shape and can be thought of as cuts that allow an image to be seen through the cutout. This feature is particularly useful in creating special effects such as shadowing from multiple light source.

Permanent link Stencil Buffer - Creation date 2020-06-21

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